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Lijphart, Arend

Works: 153 works in 692 publications in 11 languages and 17,295 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Correspondent, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Arend Lijphart
Patterns of democracy : government forms and performance in thirty-six countries by Arend Lijphart( )

57 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this updated and expanded edition of his book Democracies, Arend Lijphart offers a broader and deeper analysis of worldwide democratic institutions than ever before. Examining thirty-six democracies during the half-century from 1945 to 1996, Lijphart arrives at important - and unexpected - conclusions about what type of democracy works best. Although conventional wisdom suggests that majoritarian democracies like those in the United States and Great Britain are superior to consensual systems like those in Switzerland and Israel, Lijphart shows this is not so. In fact, consensual systems stimulate economic growth, control inflation and unemployment, and limit budget deficits just as well as majoritarian democracies do. And consensus democracies clearly outperform majoritarian systems on measures of political equality, women's representation, citizen participation in elections, and proximity between government policies and voter preferences."--Jacket
Electoral laws and their political consequences by Bernard Grofman( )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After several decades of virtual neglect (except for Douglas Rae's seminal work), the comparative study of electoral systems is undergoing a lively revival. In the past five years, over a dozen books on electoral systems have been written by scholars from many nations and from many disciplines (see reviews of a number of these in Lijphart). Political geography, long moribund, is undergoing a remarkable renaissance (see reviews  in Grofman, Taylor, Gudgin and Johnston, this volume). Social choice theorists have begun to link axiomatic criteria for representative systems to practical political issues in choosing an election system (see especially Brams and Fishburn, Fishburn, this volume). In the United States, sparked in large part by the efforts of the section on Representation and Electoral Systems of the American Political Science Association, the history of American electoral experimentation with proportional representation, weighted voting and limited voting is being rediscovered (see Grofman Weaver, this volume). This renewed scholarly attention to the study of electoral systems is long overdue. The late Stein Rokkan wrote as recently  as 1968, "Given the crucial importance of the organization of legitimate elections in the development of the mass democracies of the 20th century, it is indeed astounding to discover how little serious effort has been invested in the comparative study of the wealth of information available (Rokkan, 1968, 17). The long past neglect of electoral systems by social scientists is especially surprising since election rules not only have important effects on other elements of the political system, especially the party system, but also offer a practical instrument for political engineers who want to make changes in the political system. Indeed, Sartori aptly characterizes electoral systems as the most specific manipulative instrument of politics
The evolution of electoral and party systems in the Nordic countries by Arend Lijphart( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om udviklingen af valg- og partisystemerne i de nordiske lande
Democracy in plural societies : a comparative exploration by Arend Lijphart( Book )

44 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu wei zhen dui ou lu 4 ge duo yuan she hui cheng gong shi jian min zhu zheng ti suo zuo de jing yan yan jiu, zuo zhe bing ju ci gui na chu ruo gan gui fan yuan ze, yi ti gong xin xing de duo yuan she hui guo jia yu jian gou qi min zhu zheng ti shi zhi yi ju
Democracies : patterns of majoritarian and consensus government in twenty-one countries by Arend Lijphart( Book )

44 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las democracias contemporaneas : un estudio comparativo / Arend Lijphart ; la ed. espaÞola ha contado con las aportaciones de Thomas C. Bruneau [and others] ; prØlogo de Juan Botella
Electoral systems and party systems : a study of twenty-seven democracies, 1945-1990 by Arend Lijphart( Book )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An electoral system is the most fundamental element of representative democracy, translating citizen's votes into representative's seats. It is also the most potent practical instrument available to democratic reformers. This systematic and comprehensive study describes and classifies the 70 electoral systems used by 27 democracies - including those of Western Europe, Australia, Canada, the USA, Costa Rica, India, Israel, Japan, and New Zealand - for 384 national legislative and European Parliament elections between 1945 and 1990. Using comparative and statistical analyses of these systems, Arend Lijphart demonstrates the effect of the electoral formula used, the number of representatives elected per district, electoral thresholds, and five other key features of electoral systems on the proportionality of the election outcome, the degree of multipartism, and the creation of majority parties. In the process he reveals that electoral systems are neither as diverse nor as complex as is often assumed. Electoral Systems and Party Systems represents the most definitive treatment of the subject since Rae's classic study in 1967, based as it is on more accurate and comprehensive data (covering more countries and a longer time-span), and using stronger hypotheses and better analytical methods. The unique information and analysis it offers will make it essential reading for everyone working in the field
The politics of accommodation; pluralism and democracy in the Netherlands by Arend Lijphart( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trauma of decolonization : the Dutch and West New Guinea by Arend Lijphart( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1985 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parliamentary versus presidential government by Arend Lijphart( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choosing an electoral system : issues and alternatives by Arend Lijphart( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This outstanding volume brings together major arguments on what constitutes the best electoral system, particulary on the relative merits of plurality and proportional representation
World politics; the writings of theorists and practitioners, classical and modern by Arend Lijphart( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutional design in new democracies : Eastern Europe and Latin America( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Excellent treatment of the problems involved in the institutional design of democratization. Using a comparative perspective, authors examine the relationship between the tasks of institutional design and the policy outcomes of economic and political liberalization in Latin America and in Central and Eastern Europe. Focuses on how institutions serve a market economy, the design of electoral laws, and executive-legislative relations. Although differences do exist, authors find that 'Eastern Europe and Latin America are conceptual and theoretical neighbors rather than distant strangers' to the process of democratization"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Politics in Europe; comparisons and interpretations by Arend Lijphart( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A different democracy : American government in a Thirty-One-Country perspective by Steven L Taylor( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four distinguished scholars in political science analyze American democracy from a comparative point of view, exploring how the U.S. political system differs from that of thirty other democracies and what those differences ultimately mean for democratic performance. This essential text approaches the following institutions from a political engineering point of view: constitutions, electoral systems, and political parties, as well as legislative, executive, and judicial power. The text looks at democracies from around the world over a two-decade time frame. The result is not only a fresh view of the much-discussed theme of American exceptionalism but also an innovative approach to comparative politics that treats the United States as but one case among many. An ideal textbook for both American and comparative politics courses"--
Thinking about democracy : power sharing and majority rule in theory and practice by Arend Lijphart( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arend Lijphart is one of the world's leading and most influential political scientists whose work has had a profound impact on the study of democracy and comparative politics. This book draws on his lifetime's experience of research and publication in this area and collects together his most significant and influential work
Power-sharing in South Africa by Arend Lijphart( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict and coexistence in Belgium : the dynamics of a culturally divided society by Berkeley University of California( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberalization and Leninist legacies : comparative perspectives on democratic transitions( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzuiling, pacificatie en kentering in de Nederlandse politiek by Arend Lijphart( Book )

31 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse van de herkomst en aard van het democratisch bestel in Nederland
Die Demokratien der deutschen Bundesländer politische Institutionen im Vergleich by Arend Lijphart( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der bedeutende Ansatz von Arend Lijphart - Stichwort "Patterns of Democracy"--Zur Analyse von Demokratien wird hier auf die deutschen Bundesländer angewandt. So entsteht eine systematische Bestandsaufnahme zentraler politischinstitutioneller Konfigurationen seit 1949. Außerdem lassen sich unterschiedliche Muster von Demokratien in den Bundesländern erkennen. Eine grundlegende Einführung in die Demokratien der Länder und zugleich ein Muss für alle Lijphart-Kenner
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The evolution of electoral and party systems in the Nordic countries
Electoral laws and their political consequencesThe evolution of electoral and party systems in the Nordic countriesDemocracy in plural societies : a comparative explorationDemocracies : patterns of majoritarian and consensus government in twenty-one countriesElectoral systems and party systems : a study of twenty-seven democracies, 1945-1990Parliamentary versus presidential governmentChoosing an electoral system : issues and alternativesInstitutional design in new democracies : Eastern Europe and Latin America
Alternative Names
Arend Lijphart Dutch political scientist

Arend Lijphart niederländisch-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

Arend Lijphart politologo e accademico olandese

Lajphart, Arend

Lijphart, A. 1936-

Lijpharts, Arends, 1936-

Liphart, Arend 1936-

Аренд Лейпхарт

Лейпхарт А

Лейпхарт А. 1936-

Лейпхарт, А. (Аренд)

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ארנד ליפהרט

레이파트, 아렌드 1936-

레이프하트, 아렌드 1936-



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